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Welcome to the University of Zuerich


  • Precious Biodiversity

    The latest UZH Magazin explores the links between climate change and biodiversity and how nature’s ingenuity could help us adapt to the changing environment.

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URPP Highlights

Artificial Photosynthesis, Translational Cancer Research, Evolution in Action: UZH’s University Research Priority Programs tackle pressing societal problems. Read about some of the highlights from the eight concluding programs.
UZH Students

Shaping the Future

Seven faculties, over 150 departments and more than 200 study programs: benefit from the interdisciplinary and pioneering spirit of Switzerland’s largest university.
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Education at the Cutting-Edge

The teaching at UZH is varied, dynamic and high quality, designed to meet the needs of a rapidly changing society with innovation and creativity.
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Research Excellence

Imagination, daring, patience and determination are vital to shed light on scientific unknowns and make breakthrough discoveries. For this, freedom and space to reflect and question are required.
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Exhilarating Variety

UZH encompasses a huge breadth of differing but mutually stimulating perspectives, ways of thinking and academic milieus. Our knowledge and findings are made to be shared: let yourself be inspired.
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Current Events

Lectures, guided tours, panel discussions – find out what our researchers are working on in our public events.


Students interviewing Menpong Mro, head of Empu Para village

Re-Contextualising an Ethnographic Collection

For two semesters, a group of Social Anthropology students and indigenous students from Bangladesh have been collaboratively researching and reflecting on ethnographic archives. Meet the project team to find out more about preliminary findings and challenges.
Verschiedene Tiere (Visualisierung)

Evolution der Wirbeltiere

Das Leben entstand im Wasser. Doch schon bald eroberten einige Lebewesen das Land – zum Beispiel die Wirbeltiere. Mehrmals wagten sie jedoch den Schritt zurück ins Wasser. Führung für Erwachsene im Naturhistorischen Museum.
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UZH Weekly

In our Friday newsletter UZH Weekly we send you a round-up of the best university stories of the week, as well as a selection of upcoming events and links to media coverage featuring UZH experts.


  • Wed, 26.6.
    14:00 Uhr
    Dein Abenteuer als Museumsführer:in
  • Sun, 30.6.
    11:30 Uhr
    Sonntagsführung: Vom Land zurück ins Meer: Evolution der Wirbeltiere (für Erw.)
  • Sun, 30.6.
    14:00 Uhr
    Familien-Workshops: Dinosaurier – damals und heute, aus klein wird riesig
  • Sun, 30.6.
    15:00 Uhr
    Familien-Workshops: Dinosaurier – damals und heute, aus klein wird riesig
  • Wed, 3.7.
    14:00 Uhr
    Dein Abenteuer als Museumsführer:in
  • Sat, 6.7.
    11:00 Uhr
    Sitzen, Sticken, Schwatzen
  • Sun, 7.7.
    11:30 Uhr
    Sonntagsführung: Entdecke das Verstecken – die Tarn-Tricks der Tiere
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Planning to Join Us from Abroad?

The University of Zurich is home to students and staff from over 120 countries. Find out more about our diverse and inspiring learning, research and working environment.
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UZH Condemns Events in the Middle East Conflict

We observe the developments in the Middle East with great concern and call on all parties involved to respect international humanitarian law, particularly the duty to protect civilians.
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Solidarity with Ukraine

Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine lasts on. UZH continues to support refugees, people affected, and UZH members.